Mine leaks. I top it off every few months and clean up the drips with an oil
absorbent pad. It leaks about 2ml/month it appears, so I'm not overly
concerned. There IS a stain on the tower base, though
You can replace the seal or get the box rebuilt if you're concerned. It
shouldn't be an expensive repair.
On Jun 12, 2011, at 3:18 PM, Brian Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I went outside today to elevate my 2004 vintage US Tower HDX 589, and smelled
> oil around the tower. It appears the Hub City reducing gearbox is leaking oil
> via the input shaft bearing seal. I'm not sure how much has leaked out,
> because I'm not sure how much was in there in the first place. Have others
> had such an issue, and were you able to fix it yourself? I see what type of
> oil to put into it; certainly just letting it drip is one option, but not a
> good one for me.
> Brian N9ADG
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